Driver dies in single-car accident this morning

A male driver died in a single-car accident at 7 a.m. today on County Road 330W north of County Road 450N.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting identified the driver as Jeffrey Henson, 53, North Vernon, who was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

The car accident was reported by a passing motorist, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Investigators said it appeared Henson’s car went off the road and hit a drainage embankment before rolling over on its top, deputies said.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.